Where was Silent Witness filmed? Guide to the 27th season locations

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Returning for its 27th season, Silent Witness was filmed primarily in and around London.

The British crime drama television series first premiered in 1996 and has since become one of the longest-running and most popular crime dramas in the UK.

The series cast

The series revolves around a team of forensic pathologists who investigate various criminal cases in a procedural format, with each episode (or two) focusing on a specific case.

Emilia Fox continues to lead the series since she took over the role of Dr. Nikki Alexander in season 8 in 2004.

Beginning with Season 27, here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Silent Witness. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.


Silent Witness locations

Silent Witness location
The church in the first episode, "Effective Range," is the All Saints Chapel next to the Bell St. Albans Language School in London Colney.

Built in 1899 in the Neo-Tudor style but not completed until 1964, this Grade II listed building became a conference centre and retreat, which fell into disrepair after it closed in 2011.
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Silent Witness house
Dunn's son, Lee, lives in a flat on the Gurnell Grove Estate in West Ealing.

This is a 1960s to 1970s style council estate with three towers and several low-rise housing blocks.
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Brent Reservoir
The reservoir is the Brent Reservoir, also known as the Welsh Harp, located in North West London.

This is not only a water supply facility, but also an important nature reserve where boating and fishing are allowed in certain areas.
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Silent Witness church
The second church is the Lee Old Church in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

Dating from the 13th century, this is the oldest building in the former Chiltern District.
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Grievance Culture
In the third episode, "Grievance Culture," a body is found by Hammersmith Bridge spanning the River Thames in West London.

This magnificent suspension bridge, known for its distinctive design, was initially opened in 1887 and has undergone various modifications and renovations over the years.
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Silent Witness Goldhawk Road
The Royal Holloway College in Egham, Surrey, also makes several appearances in the third and fourth episodes.

Founded in 1879, it is known for its impressive Victorian architecture and is recognized for its strong academic programmes across a range of disciplines.
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London School of Science and Engineering
Several areas of Royal Holloway are featured in different scenes, including the elegant 19th-century Picture Gallery, the modern Emily Wilding Davison Building, the Windsor Building Auditorium and the Student Services Centre.


Porchester Spa
The spa is the Porchester Centre on Queensway, London.

The spa is famous for its historic Turkish baths and Art Deco design, which reflects the architectural charm of the early 20th century.

The complex offers a range of facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, steam rooms, and a relaxation area.
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All Stars Boxing Gym
The boxing ring is the All Stars Boxing Gym in Queens Park, West London.

Established in 1974, the gym is housed in an impressive Grade 2 listed former church.
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Cambridge Road Estate
The neighbourhood where the body is found in the fifth episode, "Invisible", is the Cambridge Road Estate in Kingston upon Thames.
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The brick buildings area was filmed at Radnor Court in Hanwell.
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TechCon Kaskade
The venue for the TechCon convention in the seventh episode, "Death By A Thousand Hits", is the Brent Civic Centre in Wembley Park.
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Death By A Thousand Hits
The area where the Burmese man was found near the beach was filmed near the Weston Sailing Club in Netley, Southampton.
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On The Water Cafe
The On The Water Cafe is a real cafe located less than a mile away from the club, also on the Weston Shore seafront in Southampton.
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Kensal Green Cemetery
The graveyard at the end of the eighth episode is the historic Kensal Green Cemetery in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Established in 1832, it is one of London's oldest and most distinguished public burial grounds.
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Kings Cross Railway Museum
The Kings Cross Railway Museum doesn't exist, but the exterior shots were filmed between the St Pancras Lock and the Victorian Water Tower, pictured.
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Gaddesden Place
The High Fort Security manor is Gaddesden Place near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.

This country house dates back to the 18th century and is known for its elegant Georgian architecture and beautiful surrounding gardens and parkland.
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Talbot Inn pub
The street scene at the end of the season finale was filmed outside the Talbot Inn pub in Acton.
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